Open Lab (2019)
Overloading/Overloaded: Touch Me Softly
This project is an individual part of Neigungsgruppe Medienfassade.
The Ars Electronica Center itself is being expanded to include touch-sensitive sensors which will be transformed into an interactive
The sensor-point placed on the façade by the entrance of the building invites visitors to touch, caress, scratch, strike and hit the
building. Touch, in turn, creates wave animations that spread across the building. Overloading the sensors (eg. hard knocking) causes the whole façade to crash.
Tools & Materials
- 1x Raspberry Pi
- 1x Mixer
- 1x Router
- 16x Piezo Sensors
Problems & Solutions
To prevent noise while using piezo microphone, it's necessary to stick two together to make it balanced and always use audio cable with shield.